Stephen King

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Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television shows, and comic books. King has published 54 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and six non-fiction books. He has written nearly 200 short stories, most of which have been collected in book collections. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine. His novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption was the basis for the movie The Shawshank Redemption which is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. His novella The Way Station (1980) was a Nebula Award novelette nom... More

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Stephen King #Best #Money

Photo of Stephen King Like anything else that happens on its own, the act of writing is beyond currency. Money is great stuff to have, but when it comes to the act of creation, the best thing is not to think of money too much. It constipates the whole process.
Stephen King #Dad

Photo of Stephen King I never saw any of my dad's stories. My mother said he had piles and piles of manuscripts.
Stephen King #Fear #Nature

Photo of Stephen King Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we've always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.
Stephen King #Funny

Photo of Stephen King I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses.
Stephen King #God

Photo of Stephen King God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.
Stephen King #God

Photo of Stephen King It's a mystery. That's the first thing that interests me about the idea of God. If there is one, it's mysterious and powerful and awesome to even consider the concept, and you have to take it seriously.
Stephen King #God

Photo of Stephen King And poets, in my view, and I think the view of most people, do speak God's language - it's better, it's finer, it's language on a higher plane than ordinary people speak in their daily lives.
Stephen King #Good

Photo of Stephen King Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones.
Stephen King #Home

Photo of Stephen King I can remember being home from school with tonsillitis and writing stories in bed to pass the time.
Stephen King #Hope

Photo of Stephen King You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.
Stephen King #Romantic

Photo of Stephen King French is the language that turns dirt into romance.
Stephen King #Trust

Photo of Stephen King The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool.
Stephen King #Truth

Photo of Stephen King Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
Stephen King #Beauty #Life

Photo of Stephen King A lot of us grow up and we grow out of the literal interpretation that we get when we're children, but we bear the scars all our life. Whether they're scars of beauty or scars of ugliness, it's pretty much in the eye of the beholder.
Stephen King #Change

Photo of Stephen King But I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it's all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can't change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed.
Stephen King #Change

Photo of Stephen King We like to think about how smart we are. But I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it's all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can't change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed.
Stephen King #Family #God #Life

Photo of Stephen King When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, 'Why god? Why me?' and the thundering voice of God answered, 'There's just something about you that pisses me off.'
Stephen King #God #Power

Photo of Stephen King I've always believed in God. I also think that's the sort of thing that either comes as part of the equipment, the capacity to believe, or at some point in your life, when you're in a position where you actually need help from a power greater than yourself, you simply make an agreement.
Stephen King #Good #Time

Photo of Stephen King I was in enough to get along with people. I was never socially inarticulate. Not a loner. And that saved my life, saved my sanity. That and the writing. But to this day I distrust anybody who thought school was a good time. Anybody.
Stephen King #Home

Photo of Stephen King I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital, and cried. I knew that my IQ had been damaged.
Stephen King #Hope

Photo of Stephen King Well, I'm like a drug addict, I'm always saying I'm going to stop, and then I don't, what I've said consistently is that I hope I know when to stop: when it starts to get repetitive.
Stephen King #Imagination

Photo of Stephen King Wherever you write is supposed to be a little bit of a refuge, a place where you can get away from the world. The more closed in you are, the more you're forced back on your own imagination.
Stephen King #Movies

Photo of Stephen King I love the movies, and when I go to see a movie that's been made from one of my books, I know that it isn't going to be exactly like my novel because a lot of other people have interpreted it. But I also know it has an idea that I'll like because that idea occurred to me, and I spent a year, or a year and a half of my life working on it.
Stephen King #Politics

Photo of Stephen King We've switched from a culture that was interested in manufacturing, economics, politics - trying to play a serious part in the world - to a culture that's really entertainment-based.
Stephen King #Sad

Photo of Stephen King And in real life endings aren't always neat, whether they're happy endings, or whether they're sad endings.